This was another menu I quickly threw together. I only went to Aldi this week, and I’ve saved tons of time by doing so.
One thing I really want to push on y’all is to calculate the cost of your menus. Figure it out (it’s simple) and see in real dollars how much you’re saving by making frugal menu decisions and avoiding take-out.
Please give it a go, and if you blog about your recipe’s costs–let me know!
Tuesday– Cheese quesadillas (Tortillas are $0.09 each and I’ll use 4, so $0.36; will use about $1.50 worth of shredded cheese, maybe $0.50 worth of salsa), refried beans ($0.49 can) Total: $2.85
Wednesday – Baked chicken ($1.08 per chicken breast at Aldi, using 2, so $2.16, can of corn $0.39, twice-baked potato [$0.30 (yes, I still have tons of servings left from that huge batch)] Total: $2.85
Thursday – Whiting fillets (either steamed, grilled, or baked…haven’t decided)($0.49 per fillet, using 2 = $1), cooked spinach (made from leftover spinach from fresh bag; about $1 worth), ranch & bacon pasta salad ($0.99 box kit) Total: $3
Friday – Aldi’s frozen pizza with some additional pepperoni ($1.99 for the pizza; maybe $0.20 worth of more pepperoni from their “pillow pack pepperoni”) Total: $2.20
Total cost for dinners and lunches (since leftovers make the lunches for the next day: $13.52
The banana pineapple bread will cost a little more than $2.05 (I didn’t figure the costs of the tiny bits of spice. But the flour is about $0.15 (a nickel a cup); the eggs are about a quarter; .34 for the sugar; .62 for the bananas; and .69 for the pineapple)
I haven’t yet selected a recipe to use for my bread machine, but I’ll be sure to blog about it when I do.
Total including banana pineapple bread: $15.57
P.S., this menu feeds just my husband and I.
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